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Anisotropic Fast Marching in ITK
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The Fast Marching algorithm is an efficient numerical method for computing the distance and shortest path between points of a domain. For that purpose, it solves a front propagation problem, which can be of interest in itself. The method has numerous [...]

Probabilistic Tissue Characterization for Ultrasound Images
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This document describes the derivation of the mixture models commonly used in the literature to describe the probabilistic nature of speckle: The Gaussian Mixture Model, the Rayleigh Mixture Model, the Gamma Mixture Model and the Generalized Gamma Mixture [...]

N-Dimensional Phase Unwrapping
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Although phase data can take on any value, it is generally only possible to measure phase as a principle value, i.e., wrapped within the range (-pi,pi]. Determining the unwrapped phase from its principle value is a topic of considerable interest in magnetic [...]

A Tutorial on Combining Nonlinear Optimization with CUDA
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Nonlinear optimization is a key component of many image registration algorithms. Improving registration speed is almost always desirable. One way to do this is to accelerate the optimization cost function using a parallel implementation. The purpose of this [...]

Facet Analyser: ParaView plugin for automated facet detection and measurement of interplanar angles of tomographic objects
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The presented ParaView plugin allows easy access to the algorithm described in Ref 1. It enables analysis of faceted objects that exhibit distortions in their digital representation, e.g. due to tomographic reconstruction artifacts. The contributed [...]

A generic interpolator for multi-label images
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We present a generic interpolator for label images. The basic idea is to interpolate each label with an ordinary image interpolator, and return the label with the highest value. This is the idea used by the itk::LabelImageGaussianInterpolateImageFunction [...]

Anisotropic Diffusion in ITK
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Anisotropic Non-Linear Diffusion is a powerful image processing technique, which allows to simultaneously remove the noise and enhance sharp features in two or three dimensional images. Anisotropic Diffusion is understood here in the sense of Weickert, [...]

Extracting Intersections of Coplanar Surfaces (Boolean-operation on touching meshes)
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The contribution to VTK presented in this article is specialized on the extraction of contact surfaces (CS). This extraction can be regarded as the intersection Boolean-operation of only touching meshes. The vtkCoplanarSurfaceExtractor filter produces either [...]

Pseudo-CT generation from multiple MR images for small animal irradiation
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Introduction. Computed tomography (CT) is the standard imaging modality for radiation therapy treatment planning (RTTP) because of its ability to provide information on electron density. However, magnetic resonance (MR) imaging provides superior soft tissue [...]

A novel atlas-selection approach for multi-atlas based segmentation using the correlation of inter-atlas similarities
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Automated segmentation is a frequently applied task in the course of medical imaging. Furthermore, it is a substantial component of image-guided radiotherapy. Atlas based segmentation is one of the most frequently used approach for automated segmentation. [...]

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